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Blockchain Association and Crypto Freedom Alliance File Lawsuit Against SEC Over Dealer Rule
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Blockchain Association and Crypto Freedom Alliance File Lawsuit Against SEC Over Dealer Rule

Today, the Blockchain Association and the Crypto Freedom Alliance of Texas launched a legal challenge against the SEC, contesting the agency’s expanded definition of “dealer” within the cryptocurrency sector. Filed in the Northern District of Texas, the lawsuit argues that this redefinition could significantly impair the U.S. crypto industry, asserting that the SEC overstepped its...

Potential Supreme Court Showdown for XRP Lawsuit, Former SEC Crypto Chief Suggests
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Potential Supreme Court Showdown for XRP Lawsuit, Former SEC Crypto Chief Suggests

The ongoing legal battle involving Ripple Labs and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over whether XRP should be classified as a security continues to captivate public interest, with the possibility of escalating to the U.S. Supreme Court. Ladan Stewart, former head of the SEC’s crypto litigation unit, discussed this potential at a panel...

SEC: New Laws for Cryptocurrencies Are Unnecessary
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SEC: New Laws for Cryptocurrencies Are Unnecessary

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Gary Gensler said there is no need for additional legislation for cryptocurrencies, reports The Block. Existing securities laws cover most of the activity that happens in the cryptocurrency markets, Gensler told reporters after a March 29 hearing at the U.S. House Committee on Appropriations. During the hearing, he...

SEC Sues Huobi CEO and Warns of Possible Coinbase Lawsuit
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SEC Sues Huobi CEO and Warns of Possible Coinbase Lawsuit

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a lawsuit against the head of the Huobi crypto exchange and the founder of the TRON blockchain, Justin Sun, and sent a notice to Coinbase officially announcing the regulator’s plans to file a lawsuit against this exchange. The SEC has charged Justin Sun and his three companies...

Silvergate Bank Discontinues Cryptocurrency Transfers
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Silvergate Bank Discontinues Cryptocurrency Transfers

Silvergate Bank announced the termination of the network for cryptocurrency transfers Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN), writes Reuters. The decision comes days after the crypto-focused bank said it was uncertain about the viability of its business. “Effective immediately Silvergate Bank has made a risk-based decision to discontinue the Silvergate Exchange Network (SEN). All other deposit-related services...

SEC Accused the Creator of the Collapsed Stablecoin Ust of Fraud
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SEC Accused the Creator of the Collapsed Stablecoin Ust of Fraud

A US regulator has sued blockchain platform Terraform Labs and its founder Do Kwon, alleging they raised billions of dollars from investors by selling securities to them under the guise of cryptocurrencies. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has accused Terraform Labs and its founder Do Kwon of running a multi-billion dollar fraud scheme....

NYDFS Ordered to Stop Issuing New BUSD Tokens
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NYDFS Ordered to Stop Issuing New BUSD Tokens

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has ordered Paxos Trust to stop issuing new Binance USD (BUSD) tokens, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports, citing Binance. At the same time, Paxos will continue to manage the redemption of the BUSD token. BUSD is a Binance-branded stablecoin pegged to the US dollar. Paxos...

Kraken Ends Its Crypto-Staking Services for Us Clients Following $30M SEC Charge
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Kraken Ends Its Crypto-Staking Services for Us Clients Following $30M SEC Charge

Kraken has settled charges with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is shutting down its on-chain staking program, the government agency shared on Thursday. The exchange, which was charged under its subsidiaries of Payward Ventures and Payward Trading, will pay $30 million in charges for “disgorgement, prejudgment interest and civil penalties.” In response...

Ethereum Co-founder Joe Lubin Says No Chance Eth Is Classed as Security
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Ethereum Co-founder Joe Lubin Says No Chance Eth Is Classed as Security

Ethereum co-founder and crypto entrepreneur Joseph Lubin is confident that Ether ETH won’t be classified as a security in the United States. Cointelegraph spoke with Lubin, Ethereum co-founder and founder of blockchain tech firm ConsenSys, in Tel Aviv at the Web3 event, Building Blocks 23. Asked if ETH could be classed as a security in...